Media PortalOctober 20, 2023 / 2 minute read

Slam dunk for Meadowbrook

Hospital hoops space ensures good health abounds

A vibrant recreational space has injected new life into the City of Logan’s expanding Meadowbrook health, knowledge and well-being precinct.

A ‘swish’ sporting event was held last night to celebrate the second stage of Logan City Council’s Healthy Street Project, which includes a full-sized basketball court.

The area, between Loganlea and Armstrong Roads and opposite the Logan Hospital, will be known as Armstrong Place. It also features outdoor gym facilities, public art, seating and shade structures amid landscaped gardens.

In coming months, a futsal court, more public artwork, seating and a water bubbler will complete the space.

'We've picked a winner'

Mayor Darren Power at the opening of Armstrong Place in Meadowbrook.

Basketball players from Logan Thunder and Loganlea State High School joined Mayor Darren Power, Economic Development Chair Councillor Jon Raven and Division 6 Councillor Tony Hall at last night’s opening.

Mayor Power said the project was an example of Council’s commitment to providing quality public infrastructure that enhanced local lifestyles and improved health.

“This project has changed an idle space into one that will support the wellbeing of residents, workers and visitors and improve access through the area,” Cr Power said.

'Already having a great time'

Economic Development Chair Councillor Jon Raven explains why Armstrong Place is a meaningful addition to Meadowbrook.

Cr Raven said the second stage of Council’s Healthy Street Project would support Meadowbrook’s existing, and planned, public facilities.

“What was a dusty road reserve is now a community space that adds a splash of colour and encourages people to stay and play instead of just passing through,” Cr Raven said.

Cr Hall said the street-side space was already a welcome addition to the area, with the basketball court being used most days.

“The instant popularity of this facility is a great indication of how valued it will be for years to come,” Cr Hall said.

'A place to go'

Cr Tony Hall says the new space is a very welcome addition to Division 6.

The project is jointly funded by Council and the Queensland Government’s Unite and Recover Program.

The first stage of the project included a shared (bicycle and pedestrian) pathway on both sides of Loganlea Road, artistic shade structures, creative lighting and a signalised pedestrian crossing.

The Loganlea Road Healthy Street Project was developed in response to community feedback from Council’s 2018 Meadowbrook Summit.


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